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Applied Science - Extended Diploma (Forensic Science) at Pendleton Sixth Form College

Course description

The emphasis of this course is on the practical aspects of science. You will explore the range of opportunities available in the science industries and gain all of the skills you need to further your studies in science or to begin working in a laboratory or research environment.

Course content

The course is made up of units as those listed below. The majority of the units are taught in a highly practical manner with experiments and hands-on tasks to be completed.

  • Principles and appliations of science
  • Practical scientific procedures and techniques
  • Scientific investigation skills
  • Biology
  • Physics

You will also learn employability skills

Entry requirements

Advanced Level - 5 grade C/5s at GCSE (including CC in science and additional science, or a merit in Level 2 Applied Science, or 2 grade Cs/5s in separate sciences, or grade C/5s in 9-1 GCSE science and a grade C/5 in mathematics.

Intermediate Level - 4 grade Ds/3s at GCSE (including grade D/3 in science and D/3 in mathematics)


At intermediate level, there are two examinations and ten units of coursework. At advanced level, there will be two examinations each year and a series of coursework units.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are an EU citizen.

Future opportunities

You can continue your studies at university within the full range of science and engineering courses. Previous students have been successful in gaining places to top universities such as Liverpool and Durham and in highly competitive courses such as pharmacy, physiotherpay and radiology. Additionally, this science qualification is in demand by lots of companies looking for able technicians to work in their laboratories.

Further information

You will have a mentor who ensures that your training fits your requirements and offers the skills needed for the job

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 October 2018
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